Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Technologies for Kids - UTK N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,334,524

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 121,674

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 136,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 68,425

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